The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is a curriculum framework designed to offer inclusive, challenging and age-appropriate education to students aged 11 to 16. The MYP aims to develop students’ personal, social and emotional wellbeing as they acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will support their further learning. The curriculum is underpinned by the IB Learner Profile which consist of 10 attributes that embrace the development of the whole person. Students learn through inquiry, action and reflection across eight subject groups that are connected through key concepts and global contexts. They develop approaches to learning skills across the different subjects that empower them to manage their learning and meet the objectives of the different subjects, and prepare them for life long learning. Students, in all years of the programme are required to engage in the school’s Service and Action programme that develops their awareness of local and global issues and their commitment to helping others. In the final year of the MYP students complete the Personal Project, an independent piece of work. The MYP provides a very good foundation for the IB DP.
IB Middle Years Programme coordinator
The MYP coordinator Marian Cunnane is responsible for overseeing the implementation and delivery of the programme. The coordinator maintains communication between the school and the IBO and is responsible for all aspects of course administration. The coordinator works closely with the Deputy Heads of the Lower School and Middle School.
Full details of the IB MYP are available at www.ibo.org